October 18, 2018
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Four Things That Shouldn’t Drive Church Growth

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)Article shared with permission from Carey Nieuwhof. Something’s driving your church.  There are a variety of things that drive a church…the challenge for many church leaders is no one is really quite clear on what that is. What drives your church is critical because it impacts everything you do. Ultimately, it directly impacts both your health and your growth as a congregation. As I talk to leaders of churches of all sizes, I find different factors at work. As much as we’d all love to say Jesus runs the church, the […]
October 16, 2018
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On Wearing Masks In Ministry

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)This article appeared originally on Claire Muster’s blog. I have been in Christian ministry for 25 years. And in common with practically everyone else alive, I have worn masks. Not literally, of course. At times, a mask has been the means of self-preservation, at others a ministry preserver – and even an act of generosity and service. In other words, masks can and should have their place. To some extent. But they are also detrimental to psychological wellbeing and community life. They conceal rather than reveal. They can do even more damage […]
October 11, 2018
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The Art of Giving Tough Feedback In The Church

This post is also available in: Español (Spanish) Français (French) العربية (Arabic)Reposted with kind permission from the Breeze Church ChMS . By Aaron Buer I don’t know about you but I’ve found that one of the most challenging aspects of leadership is giving feedback. And I don’t mean, “Hey nice job on that presentation!” I’m talking about, “Hey, did you notice that everyone was sleeping during your presentation? Let’s talk about that.” I used to hate conversations like this because I’m naturally a people pleaser. But, over time and through a lot of bumps in the road, I’ve grown to appreciate these conversations because I know […]